New York City New Deal Highlights

Frank da Cruz
Bronx NY, September 2018
10 sites added October 2020; 10 more sites added June 2022; 55 sites total;  
7 Aug 2022: New fast-loading version

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DID YOU KNOW that hundreds of New York City landmarks were created or reconstructed during the Great Depression by unemployed architects, engineers, and workers hired by the Federal Government through Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal programs that put millions of people back to work?  Probably you didn't know because hardly any of them are marked with New Deal plaques or cornerstones for reasons explained here.  This page shows just a few of more than 1000 New Deal Projects in New York City, some of them used by millions of people every day.  Click any image for more information about and/or photos of the site. Click the "Change images" button above to change the images on this page. Most photos are by me; others are from Wikimedia Commons, Living New Deal, the NYC Parks Department, and various historical archives. Hint: If you're on a computer, maximize your browser to see more images on the screen (click the '☐' icon on the right end of the browser's title bar).

Triborough Bridge
NYC public schools (all boroughs)
Central Park Manhattan
Tavern on the Green in Central Park
Highbridge Pool in Manhattan
SUNY Maritime College Bronx
IND Sixth Avenue subway line
Bryant Park Manhattan
Bronx-Whitestone Bridge
Brooklyn Navy Yard reconstruction
Gracie Mansion Mayor's Residence
Federal Office Building Manhattan
Hamilton Fish Pool in Manhattan
Orchard Beach Bronx
Williamsbridge Oval Bronx
Astoria Pool Queens
Lincoln Tunnel
FDR Drive Manhattan
Central Park Zoo Manhattan
Flushing Meadow / 1939 World's Fair
Bronx General Post Office
Colonial (Jackie Robinson) Pool Harlem
Henry Hudson Parkway and Bridge
McCarren Pool Brooklyn
Riverside Park and Boat Basin
Queens Midtown Tunnel
La Guardia Airport Queens
100 Centre Street Criminal Courts
NYC contributions to World War II
Pelham Bay Public Golf Course Bronx
Brooklyn Battery Tunnel
Belt Parkway Brooklyn
Crotona Park and Pool Bronx
Harlem Hospital Murals
Sunset Pool Brooklyn
Bayley Seton Hospital Staten Island
Brooklyn College
Staten Island Zoo
Prospect Park Zoo Brooklyn
Hillside Homes Bronx
Red Hook Pool in Brooklyn
Bronx Terminal Market
Boulevard Gardens Woodside Queens
DeWitt Clinton High School Murals
Van Cortlandt Stadium Bronx
Bellevue Hospital Murals
Betsy Head Pool Brooklyn
Jacob Riis Park Queens
Marine Parkway Bridge
Thomas Jefferson Pool in Manhattan
Lyons Pool in Staten Island
Staten Island Ferries
East River Park in Manhattan
New York City Post Offices
First Houses public housing
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